In her role as Head of Skills and Industry Engagement, Beatrice will be responsible for the management and development of Screen Yorkshire’s training and skills programmes, designed to build a skilled and diverse production workforce as the region’s film and TV sector goes from strength to strength.
These initiatives have proved to be game changing for many individuals embarking on careers in the industry, helping trainees find paid roles on a wide range of high-profile TV and film productions over the past couple of years, including: Mission Impossible 7, The Railway Children Return, Bridgerton, The Witcher, Gentleman Jack, Springtime on the Farm, A New Life in the Sun and The Yorkshire Dales and Lakes.
Screen Yorkshire’s current programme of skills and training initiatives includes: Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire, a partnership with ScreenSkills offering specialist craft and technical training to individuals in areas where there are specific crew skills shortages; Beyond Brontës: The Mayor’s Screen Diversity Programme, a bespoke programme tailored to offer 18 to 30 year-olds from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds a route into the region’s screen industries – and Connected Campus, a network designed to build and develop the relationship between local indies and the region’s universities and colleges.
Beatrice will also take on running the Indie Club, a network established by Screen Yorkshire after the pandemic, as a way of liaising with and supporting the region’s independent film & TV production sector.
Beatrice joined Screen Yorkshire as Manager – Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire in January 2022, having worked in the film and TV industry for just over 20 years. After a successful career in acquisitions for various UK sales companies, which saw her working on films like Fishtank, The Cove and I Am Love, she has since worked directly with filmmakers as independent international sales, distribution and script consultant.
Beatrice also offers advisory and strategic services to companies and has designed and delivered events, training and mentoring including Distribution Rewired for Edinburgh International Film Festival, Screentank for Dame Changer Australia, Screen Skills Ireland, IFFR Cinemart, BFI, Creative England and Film London to name just a few. As well as lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, Beatrice also worked for the prestigious Inside Pictures business training programme.